Two hundred and nineteen players started Day 2 of the Dusk Till Dawn £500,000 guaranteed Deepstack tournament yesterday and after 10 one-hour levels all but 22 of them had been eliminated. One man who was certainly not eliminated was Lee Taylor who ended the day with a tournament leading stack of 5,660,000.
The bubble burst at around 17:30 on Sunday — two and a half hours after play resumed — and it was two friends who clashed to burst it. 'Lil Dave' David Nicholson opened from under the gun with and then called when Dan Morgan three-bet all in for 160,000 with what turned out to be pocket queens. The ladies were cracked and the bubble burst when Nicholson caught an ace and with that the remaining 117 players had made it into the money.
Itm in the @dusk_till_dawn_ 500 with 1.6m! Knocked one of my boys out on the bubble though which makes me quite sad :-( gogo
Nicholson eventually busted in 56th place and was one of a whole host of well-known players who were eliminated on Day 2. others included Paul Jackson (109th), Mike Hill (94th), Alex Goulder (86th), Sunny Chattha (74th) and James Keys (23rd).
Keys was the final elimination of the night, his losing out to the of Cena Farazdaghi when the made an appearance on the flop. That hand saw Farazdaghi's stack swell towards the 2,310,000 end-of-play total; enough to place Farazdaghi seventh in chips.
Other big stacks include Kieran Plater (4,250,000), Danish Gandhi (3,505,000) and Marius Lietuvninkas (3,430,000) whilst railbirds will be keeping an eye out for the better-known James Browning (1,345,000), World Series of Poker bracelet winner Matt Perrins (1,220,000) and the very short stacked Stuart Fox (485,000).
Play resumes at 14:00 and each of the 22 players are guaranteed to cash for at least £2,800 but none of them will want to help themselves to that amount as the eventual winner is going to leave the Nottingham-based club with the massive first place prize of £110,000! Who will that champion be? Tune in tomorrow to find out.
DTD £500,000 Guaranteed Deepstack Chip Counts
|15||Tin Yau Li||1,085,000|
|18||Senh Man Ung||830,000|